Course Reserves: Faculty Information

Instructors may place required course material on reserve at any library branch.

Submit Reserve Material

  1. Use a Reserve Request List for personal or library owned material; deliver the form, along with any personal material, to any branch Checkout desk.
  2. Use the electronic Course reserve form for library owned materials; library staff will page the items from the stacks.
  3. Use the electronic reserve order form for items not already owned by the library. New orders usually require six to eight weeks to acquire.

Type of Material

  1. With the exception of Library-use-only material such as items from the Reference Collection, UO Library books and videos may be placed on reserve.
  2. Personal material (textbooks, course packets, videos, etc.) can be placed on reserve. UO Libraries are not responsible for material that is lost or damaged while on reserve. Please identify personal items so we may return them at the end of the term. Note: a barcode and call number sticker will be affixed to each item.
  3. Electronic material should be made available through Canvas. Staff in CMET consulting are available to help.


  1. After the first week of the term our processing time is about two business days. Requests are processed in the order in which they are received.
  2. Requests should be submitted two weeks before the beginning of the term to ensure material is ready for your students by the first week of class
  3. Use the reserve order form to request that the Library purchase material for reserve. New orders usually require six to eight weeks to acquire.
  4. Reserve material is removed after each term. Personal material is returned via campus mail.

Contact Information

Design Library Reserves: Karen Chaix, 541-346-2203
Knight Reserves: Carina Kelson, 541-346-8273
Portland Library and Learning Commons Reserves:, 503-412-3671
Law Reserves: Hana Chan541-346-8271
Science/Math Libraries Reserves: Sam Galli541-346-2658